Boko Haram has not only wreaked havoc in Nigeria; in neighbouring Cameroon, the armed group carries out regular attacks, which have resulted in thousands of deaths and have displaced approximately 215 000 Cameroonians.
In March and April 2017 alone, a seemingly endless drought forced 60 000 Ethiopians from their homes in the Somali region.
In April 2014, conflict between armed groups and government forces broke out in eastern Ukraine and continue to this day.
Cholera is a waterborne disease which thrives in environments lacking proper sanitation and hygiene, therefore outbreaks often happen in conflict settings when access to safe water is limited.
Since late August, Bangladesh has witnessed an unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh's southern border district of Cox’s Bazar following the latest bouts of violence in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state.
Since conflict erupted in Mali in 2012, neighboring Mauritania has also suffered its consequences: it hosts more than 50 000 Malian refugees, half of which are children.
DR Congo tops the list of countries with the most internally displaced people. Of the 3.8 million who are displaced, more than half a million live in the North Kivu province, where numerous armed groups continue to terrorise the population.
Cuba has been fighting the worst drought in a century. Caused by the weather phenomenon of El Nino, the drought has depleted the island’s reservoirs, destroyed thousands of crops and affected more than one million people across the country.
An estimated 7 million children inside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are denied a chance to learn.